IP Photoresins


Tailor-Made Materials for High-Precision 3D Microfabrication

Nanoscribe offers a product line of liquid negative-tone resins that provide the highest resolution and shape accuracy. The IP Resins are designed for two-photon polymerization (2PP) and for use with Photonic Professional 3D printers. The new member of the product line is IP-Q. With the Photonic Professional GT2, the newcomer IP-Q is the ideal printing material for fast mesoscale fabrication. Object volumes up to dozens of cubic millimeters can be printed with micrometer precision.

Choose the photoresins best suited to your applications and benefit from submicron features, overhanging elements, optical-quality surfaces, or high-speed mesoscale fabrication up to the macroscale. Download our Materials Overview here.

Key Features of IP Resins

  • Specifically designed for 2PP-based 3D printing
  • Minimum feature sizes of typ. 160 nm
  • High-speed 3D microprinting
  • Excellent adhesion to various substrates
  • Optimized mechanical stability and excellent shape accuracy
  • Straightforward handling and easy processing
  • Neither spin-coating nor post-exposure bake required

New IP-Q Photoresin

Q stands for quick mesoscale fabrication. IP-Q resin is adapted to new printing strategies to cure more volume at once. The result is an increase in process throughput by a factor of 10 compared to previous 2PP-based 3D printing. Volumes of dozens of cubic millimeters take shape even more quickly than before.

Main Benefits

  • High-speed fabrication up to macroscale structures
  • Volumes of dozens of cubic millimeters with
    micrometer precision
  • Software recipe available for IP-Q

Optimized Solutions for Micro- and Mesoscale Structures

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As printing materials, IP Resins are essential elements for Nanoscribe’s microprinting solutions. The printer software offers advanced recipes optimized for different IP Resins and applications. They make the 3D printing workflow straightforward and speed up the design iteration cycles for multiple scientific and industrial uses.

Moreover, the range of materials extends further to commercial UV-curable photoresists, hydrogels, nanoparticle composite resins, and custom-made materials. Post-print processes, e.g., casting, atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or galvanization, allow modification of the 3D printed structures and permit the inclusion of further materials including other plastics, ceramics, metals, or glass.

3D printed parts with replicable topographies can serve as polymer masters for serial production, fitting industrial processes, e.g., injection molding or hot embossing. The fabrication of complex and high-precision polymer masters by 3D microprinting benefits from shortened design iterations due to fast design optimization of the polymer masters.